Munich (GER)- Sumava National Park (CZE)- Cesky Krumlov (CZE)
July 21, 2014
After a morning of updating FUNraiser, editing videos and researching, we realize that the Mongol Rally Czech party is not today! It is tomorrow! That means we have a full day of extra time. Young always want to visit the small Southern Czech city called Cesky Krumlov. Before we hit the 3.5 hours drive we notice the tires are a bit deflated. We check the tire pressure at a gas station and everything seems to be normal. We do have tons of stuff in our car!!!
The drive through the Sumava National Park is smooth with some rain in the beginning. It is a cool day with cloudy sky and We are relieved that we don’t have to sit and drive in an oven.
When we arrive around 4pm we are instantly stunned by how beautiful the medieval city is. We arrived from the Northern part and look for a “pension” to stay at. We end up choosing Anna Pension, it is located very conveniently just on the edge of the old town. A short walking distance of 5 mins will take you down to the city square center, plus it also have a secure parking space so we don’t have to lug all of our camping gear to the hotel. The loft style room we have is sparkling clean and have two single and one double bed.
After camping out for an entire week It feels so civilized to have our own bathroom, shower, electrical sockets and wi-fi. We all go out for a one hour run to explore this majestic medieval city. It is a beautiful moment, the rain is slowly coming down, the tour buses left, the city is less crowded, and the time slowed down because of the muted romantic color. A perfect background of Dvorak’s “Romantic Pieces”.
The beer tastes so good after the run. Then we go to a random restaurant to have some hunter’s golush and local Eggenberg beer, named after the family who built the castle.
After the dinner Young and Kenneth go and grab another drink at a small little grotto looking place in a small alley, across from a Jan Saudek’s exhibition. Jan Saudek was one of Kenneth’s inspirational photographers while in college. He is quite excited to see this artist’s real works tomorrow.